Boehner: Obama's proposals 'merit consideration'
September 8th, 2011
09:55 PM ET
11 years ago

Boehner: Obama's proposals 'merit consideration'

(CNN) - In a statement released minutes after President Barack Obama's speech to Congress, House Speaker John Boehner said that the "proposals the president outlined tonight merit consideration."

"We hope he gives serious consideration to our ideas as well," the Ohio Republican said. "It's my hope that we can work together to end the uncertainty facing families and small businesses, and create a better environment for long-term economic growth and private-sector job creation."

Filed under: Congress • Jobs • John Boehner • President Obama
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Checks and balances

    In newspeak, better do something than do nothing.

    Boner knows what the difference between the people and the money. Money only goes so far.

    September 8, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. Obama Voter

    After seeing the clown show on Monday, I am convince that President Obama plan will work. The clown canadiates on the Repubs Monday event didn't give to much of anything accept more failed policies promises from the last presidency. What is this 999 thing crystal cain presented. Bachman had nothing but blah, blah, blah. Mitt and Rick playin cops and robbers. All the others suahcked.

    vote for Obama 2012. Let's get American employed again.

    September 8, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  3. d

    Well bohner we are waiting...still waiting...and waiting some more! you all took the time in congress to take actions against women the npr among other very strange ideas...light bulbs even...i wonder if any have gone on for you yet? oh we are still waiting...btw this president actually has listened and waited for the goptp to give ideas...but no it is so much easier to say no then to actually work together.

    September 8, 2011 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  4. Chuck

    Can we all just get along?

    September 8, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  5. MrManhattan

    Half the proposals presented were originated and/or supported by Republicans. Your ideas were considered and included.

    Mr. Boehner, it's now your job to discipline your unruly children and do the patriotic thing: Pass The Bill.

    September 8, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  6. d

    It is a shame for the aaverage repuplican to have lost the trust of the middle of the road american...i am a dem but try to vote for the best person to serve our country...i am sure i am not alone here. you all have broken the trust! and i hope you have to work as hard if not harder then the unemployeed who have been looking for jobs for 2 plus years to win back the trust you have squandered and the pain and missery you have helped to create! i would like to know how you all can look in the mirrior...what do you see? are you proud of this ? pathetic.

    September 8, 2011 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  7. A

    America should hope to give serious consideration of kicking their republican butts out of office in 2012 if they try to weaken, obstruct, or vote against President Obama's job act. Republicans ran on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS last year. Now these lying hypocrites are willfully breaking their campaign promise that go most of them elected in 2010.

    A man's word is his bond. However, these republicans have no honor, lack integrity, and their promises are meaningless.
    Both John Boehner and Eric Cantors's mouths are set for lying.

    September 9, 2011 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  8. Drogo, the Khal who bit the dust

    We will consider them and then vote every one of Obama's proposals down.

    September 9, 2011 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  9. fileta

    Glad to see a shred of willingness to actually govern by a GOP leader.

    September 9, 2011 04:10 am at 4:10 am |
  10. Name doug

    I am proud of my congressman for that statement
    – not always the case for this Republican

    September 9, 2011 05:51 am at 5:51 am |
  11. Marie MD

    I hate to say this because I think he is a spineless twit, but boner really looks like a guy who is caught between a rock and a hard place. He seems to be somebody who could compromise but his party has been taken over by the radical right wing nuts teabaggers and he needs to bow to the koch brothers and limbaugh (wasn't he moving to Costa Rica?) and their beliefs. Thanks mccain, again, for starting this mess in 2008.

    September 9, 2011 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  12. Larry L

    Good luck Mr. Speaker. Your Party is too filled with folks who want failure of our government to accept any meaningful compromise. The President has hurt his own political situaution severely in his efforts to reach bi-partisan solutions and the Republicans simply continued with the same failed idelogy and hateful rhetoric. The real test will come when the Republicans are asked to close corporate loopholes and bring the tax code more in line so the wealthy don't continue reap the benefits of our economy without an appropriate level of sacrifice. Polls continue to show this as what America wants – regardless what those ultra-right-wingers in the Republican camp keep chanting. This is a test Mr. Speaker and the people are ready to throw the Republicans out en masse should you fail yet again.

    September 9, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  13. Sorensen

    As usual he serves up a pile of bullshit. He is obviously scared of losing his "job".
    No backbone, no guts, no commitment, no class, no nothing.
    The GOP is driving America into the bottom.

    September 9, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  14. Thomas Merton

    Why can't we have this kind of civil level headed non inflamatory response from our leaders more often. Boehner sounded like a true leader of the House, not some Tea bag sucking moralist.

    September 9, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  15. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    I'll believe it when the Orange Man starts getting the extreme rightwing radicals in his party to put country ahead of the GOBP.

    September 9, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  16. Atlanta Independent

    Boehner will lose his job how will he feel to be unemploye for 1 hour living on a fix income. President Obama thank you for saying stop the politic circus. Show america that you for the middle class people and that you not giving up on the poor, middle class people. Independent voters Obama/Biden 2012

    September 9, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |